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Title: Feeding response of Aedes aegypti and Anopheles dirus (Diptera: Culicidae) using out-of-date human blood in a membrane feeding apparatus
Authors: Jinrapa Pothikasikorn
Rapee Boonplueang
Chalermchai Suebsaeng
Rungpetch Khaengraeng
Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap
Mahidol University
Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University
Kasetsart University
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences;Environmental Science;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2010
Citation: Journal of Vector Ecology. Vol.35, No.1 (2010), 149-155
Abstract: The colonization of Aedes aegypti and Anopheles dirus was performed using out-of-date human blood from a blood bank as a nutritional supply dispensed from a common artificial feeder. Preserved human blood was collected and used for feeding on days 5, 15, and 25 after date of expiration and dispensed from a common artificial feeder to rear the mosquitoes. Ae. aegypti had a feeding rate of 78.7, 62, and 18% at the respective intervals while An. dirus had a rate of 80, 56.8, and 7.3% on the same respective days. Direct feeding on live hamsters resulted in a rate of 96 and 90% for Ae. aegypti and An. dirus, respectively. Although egg production rates decreased from the day 5 feeding to the day 25 feeding, all of the developmental stages resulting from An. dirus fed at day 5 and 15 showed insignificant differences when compared with direct feeding on the blood of a hamster.
ISSN: 19487134
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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